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The Federalist Radio Hour features a conversation on culture, religion, and politics with the editors and writers of The Federalist web magazine. Hosted by Ben Domenech with regular guests Mollie Hemingway and David Harsanyi, the show takes on controversies in America from a contrarian point of view.

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Ben Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist and writes The Transom, a daily subscription email for political insiders. He is also a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, a former speechwriter and book editor, co-founder of Redstate and former co-host of the award winning Coffee and Markets podcast.

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Cook’s Illustrated Chef Jack Bishop Shares Holiday Food and Wine Traditions

There is no other holiday tradition as essential as food and wine. Jack Bishop, Chief Creative Officer of America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated, joins the Federalist Radio Hour to share cooking advice and the dishes being served at his own Christmas dinner. A professional sommelier and veteran of the fine dining industry, Ellie Bufkin,…

McKay Coppins Shares Behind-The-Scenes Stories About Republican Leaders

What lessons has Ted Cruz learned from Rand Paul? What makes Marco Rubio feel insecure? And who is really behind Donald Trump’s tweets? McKay Coppins, senior political writer at Buzzfeed News, used his unparalleled access to Republican presidential candidates and Tea Party leaders into write his new book, The Wilderness. He shared many of those…

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Alexandra Petri finds humor in the news, Star Wars, and Donald Trump

Alexandra Petri joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss comedy, pun competitions, Star Wars, and the best Christmas presents for people you don’t like. Petri is a Washington Post opinions writer where she also writes the ComPost blog, offering a lighter take on the news and opinions of the day.  She is the author…

Olivier Knox on Paris, Obama’s Press Relationships and Gifts from Saudi Kings

Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent at Yahoo News, was born to a French mother and an American father and has been a reporter in both America and France, giving him a unique perspective when it comes to reporting on the Paris attacks. He joined the Federalist Radio Hour to talk about Paris, his years covering…

Dr. Russell Moore on Religious Liberty, the Pro-Life Movement, and Millennials in Church

How can evangelical churches engage American culture in the 21st Century? How are presidential candidates addressing religious liberty issues different than in past elections? Dr. Russell Moore joins the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss these changes in religion. Moore is the president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and…

Social Security, Disability and Welfare Challenges with Rachel Greszler

Rachel Greszler, senior policy analyst on economics and entitlements at the Heritage Foundation, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to discuss and explain the challenges with social security, disability and welfare programs. She said disability has become more of an unemployment insurance program. “One of the big problems there is the eligibility criteria for disability…

What Stuart Stevens Learned from Ole Miss Football and the Romney 2012 Campaign

Stuart Stevens, a political consultant and author, joined the Federalist Radio Hour today to talk about his new book, The Last Season. Stevens reflects on experiencing the Ole Miss football season he with his father as well as his time on the Romney 2012 campaign. For the 2013 season, Stevens and his 95-year-old father attended…

ISIS, Refugees, and Foreign Policy Criticism From Obama’s Own Party

Obama rebuked ISIS today by talking about climate change. Joining the Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the President’s disaster of a foreign policy is Justin Johnson, a specialist in defense budget and policy at the Heritage Foundation. Later in the hour, Paul D. Miller,  associate director of the Clements Center for History, Strategy & Statecraft…

David McIntosh Depicts Changes in the Conservative Movement

The president of the Club for Growth and former congressman, David McIntosh, joined The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss Trump’s love of lawsuits, his expectations for Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House and some stories from his own career path. As leader of one of the top conservative groups, McIntosh has taken on Donald…

Media Bias, Adele’s Stiff-Arm to Streaming, and Monitoring Muslims

On the radio today, David Harsanyi, senior editor at The Federalist, and Rebecca Berg, reporter at Real Clear Politics, discuss the day’s news including: Donald Trump’s stance on a Muslim database, the CNN reporter suspended for tweeting her bias, and Adele’s decision to not stream her music. Berg said Trump is now clarifying that he…